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Red Oaks Primary School

Staying Safe for Kids
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Summer holiday safety information

Staying safe online in the summer holidays: advice for parents and carers
The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a blog outlining ways in which parents and carers can help keep their children safe as they start to spend more time online during the summer holidays. Tips include: have positive conversations with children about the internet; take the opportunity to learn more about the apps, games and services children are using and find out about their reporting and blocking features; and make a family agreement about how all family members use the internet.
Source: UK Safer Internet Centre
Further information: NSPCC: Online safety

Game and online safety website for 8-10 year olds
CEOP's Thinkuknow has launched Band Runner, an interactive game for 8-10 year olds to help build their knowledge, confidence and skills to stay safe from risks they might encounter online. The game is hosted on area for 8-10 year-olds on the Thinkuknow website.
Source: Thinkuknow
Further information: Band runner on Thinkuknow website
Safeguarding is described by the NSPCC as the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. This is a top priority for everybody at Red Oaks. We are strongly committed to protecting and safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to embrace this commitment.

Safeguarding means:
  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children's health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Child protection is part of the Safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

The Red Oaks Safeguarding Team

At Red Oaks we believe that Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility. We have a dedicated Safeguarding Team who oversee the Safeguarding procedures across the school.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Becky Taylor.
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs) are Rachel Surch (Head Teacher) and James Lee (Deputy Head).
The Named Governor for Safeguarding is Ian Burgess.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or wellbeing of any child, please speak directly to:
  • a member of the Safeguarding Team named above
  • any member of the staff team at Red Oaks
  • the NSPCC Safeguarding helpline on 0808 800 5000
  • MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) on 01793 466903

Our Duty of Care

All staff at Red Oaks have a duty of care to report concerns when they arise. If a member of staff has a concern about a child, they will report it to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or either of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. Parents and carers will be informed of such concerns unless to do so would increase the risk to the child.

A written record of any concern will be kept on file and shared with other Safeguarding professionals as necessary. Written records and any other documentation related to Safeguarding will be transferred to the children's new schools when they leave Red Oaks. Red Oaks will not keep copies of any documents transferred to new schools.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Please click here to view our: Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
Useful Links for Parents and Carers

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership
South West Child Protection Procedures
Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2019
The Prevent Duty
MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)
The NSPCC Underwear Rule
Think U Know - a guide for parents and carers about online safety

We hope you find our site informative and interesting and welcome feedback at any time. If you would like to visit the school please do not hesitate to contact the school office any time. If you require paper copies of any information on our website, please ask at the office.

Red Oaks Primary School, Redhouse Way, North Swindon Learning Campus, Swindon SN25 2AN
Tel: 01793 493920 Email:

Red Oaks is strongly committed to protecting and safeguarding children and expects all staff and volunteers to embrace this commitment.

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